WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Empire Strikes Back, The`
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, James Earl Jones & Sir Alec Guinness

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1425-85
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $69.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1980
(LD Release Date): 8/1/89
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Irvin Kershner
(Screenplay/Written By): Leigh Brackett & Lawrence Kasdan
(Story): George Lucas
(Music): John Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Norman Reynolds
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Nicholas C. Smith, Glen Scantlebury Paul Hirsch, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
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(Executive Producers): George Lucas
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Gary Kurtz

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The battle to save the galaxy from the evil Darth Vader and the Empire continues in this spellbinding widescreen version of the “Star Wars” sequel.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
(Deep Bass Challenging):
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
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